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Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
down here in the past few years, people here, the country and nation and world, they've been preparing themselves foreman dell la's passing for some time. it was a very emotional moment and president obama in many ways really spoke to so many of the emotions there in that stadium and here in this country right now. because remarks were so personal and he really captured and told a personal story about how he was affected and how he became who he is to some extent because of nelson mandela. it was also i think a very warm moment comforting moment for the family. there were images of nelson mandela's widow, dignified and elegant. we have not seen her during his illness, just a moment of grace that she portrayed that was just very striking. and the children, it's a huge mandela family, 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many more. all of that was comforting to them and warm moment for this country. of course it was a tribute to nelson mandela, his life and to so many other soldiers and the cause here who fought to liberate this country. nelson mandela was the first person who wo
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
island and remarks from heads of states like president obama and leaders of brazil and china and cuba. cuba has been a long time friend of this country. unprecedented day and may rival the size of the funeral and services held for pope john paul ii, a huge day of celebration and security will be extremely tight and a lot of emotion from well wisher here and around the world. >> thank you, ron for that very important update. this weekend much of the subject talk centered around nelson mandela and his lasting impact. >> the world remembers nelson mandela, thousands are turning out in his country as south africa holds a national day of prayer. >> apartheid and first democratic government -- >> in depth look at the world leader whose courage and determination changed the course of world events. >> with that in mind, we would like to turn to craig hill burger, international activist and founder of free the children, focused on education and breaking the cycle of poverty. he's a winner of the nelson mandela leadership award and spent time with africa's greatest son. train the child in
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
related to the apartheid regime was divided in this country and many other nations. you look at say the early origins of investment campaign where a young barack obama as a student was involved, many other young idealists and international humanitarians but it was not seen at the time as a way to actually break the regime. it was seen as first a symbolic step and then got traction. the international program against the apartheid regime was a huge factor. walk us through that. >> that's right. it took a long time to gain motion. it seemed idealistic at the beginning, like many younger obama, i remember taking part myself in the protest on college campuses. and but it gained speed, just because so many people caught onto it. in a sense it was the last really coherent global social protest movement. and of course, it was all rallying around mandela. i can remember very well from those days, free mandela was the great rallying cry as sit-ins and protests were formed on these campuses. so it really in the end had the impact that it was intended to have, not something you can see about most p
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